Stop drowning in your photography business.

Taking your photography business to the next level?

Feeling stuck, confused, short on money, can’t convert your portrait email enquiries into bookings?

Don’t know how and where to advertise, unable to get any enquiries?

Are you confused at all the information on the internet that you thought could help you?

Have you downloaded and read heaps of eBooks and watched lots of YouTube Videos on how to progress your photography business?

You don’t know how to get the phone to ring, and when you do you often attract unqualified tyre-kickers who waste your time?

You may not know what photography Marketing Strategies are available to you.

You may be unsure of whether to invest your money into Social Media, Google Adwords, magazine advertising, a new web site, getting more traffic, writing Blog posts or creating an email newsletter to keep your customers connected.

Wherever you are at this point of time in your photography business, I have been there at some point in my 40 years of owning a wedding/portrait studio.

I built my wedding/portrait photography business up from nothing to a $750,000 dollar a year turnover in just a few years.

I have coached and consulted with respected Photography businesses from Start Ups to Triple Master Photographers, in Australia and New Zealand.

These Photographers are Doing It.

The photographers that I coach  implement Marketing Strategies that I have introduced, and between them have turned over more than a million dollars in the last 2years.

One strategy I gave to a New Zealand photographer, has given her over 50 pet photography sessions in just over 3 months…great to have in the winter when business is usually very quiet.

Another Photographers had a turnover of over $100,00 from a family portrait promotion that I had created, and another who has lifted her wedding photography packages from $1,950 to over $4,500 – $7,500 in a short time, and another who took 5 wedding bookings in just one week.

And this from a client last week…

“The numbers from the two Facebook competitions and the Mothers Day promotion are starting to come in and here’s what we’ve learnt:

The average sale was $1,350.

The second Facebook promotion (i.e., getting entrants to fill out a form on our website rather than just hit ‘like’ resulted in only 11 leads but 9 booked shoots (no viewings/sales yet) whereas the first comp gave us 48 voucher winners, of which 29 gave us their addresses, 19 booked sessions with an average sale of $1,300”.

You need customers.

You have the tools for your photography, now you need the business tools to fill your business with customers.

Reading about it, or listening to podcasts, or watching videos or going to seminars, isn’t quite the same as getting personal support, is it?

Do you realise that anyone who has achieved success has paid a price in commitment of money and time?

Action is everything.

Stop Looking For Everything for  FREE.

You went out and bought a Tv, car, camera, lens, computer.

ALL DEPRECIATING AND WORTH HALF OF WHAT YOU PAID.

INVEST in YOU and building that photography business.

You will be well financially rewarded.

If you decide to go with one of my Coaching programs I will give you a SPECIAL BONUS of a FREE “one on one” with a Social Media expert so that you can sort out your Facebook, Email Marketing and Blogging. ( Normal Value $497)

This is a LIMITED OFFER.
Check out my coaching programs at www.berniegriffiths.com/work

You may have thought that you cannot afford to have a coach and mentor.

My coaching starts at just $149 a month. You can afford that.

When You Are Ready…. Work with me…..www.berniegriffiths.com/work/

Ready now?

Email me at bernie@berniegriffiths.com

Are You Under Pricing Yourself?

Are Your Prices Too Cheap?

“I talk to photographers literally every working day of the month, and the one common thread that always comes up is their pricing…

And so in case we haven’t talked yet, the answer is YES, you are priced too low…

And not just because you have to figure in your expenses.

Not just because you want to value your time more.

One of the biggest reasons you need to raise your prices, is because your prices are telling your clients you are not that good… and in some cases, that you really stink!

I always use this comparison – if you went to buy a pair of jeans and there were 2 stores right next to each other that sold similar jeans, but one was priced at $20 and the other at $250, what would you think about the $250 pair of jeans?

They are definitely the jeans everyone wants to buy.

They are better quality.

They will last longer.

They will make you look amazing.But do we really know if the thread is thicker, the fabric stronger? No, but we assume so because of the price.

It’s the same with everything from ketchup to diamonds… the price tells us whether it’s good or faulty.

I don’t know about you, but I want my clients to know my pictures are good. In fact, amazing!

If you are priced too low right now, I promise there are clients out there looking for a photographer in a higher price range, but when they see your prices, they don’t call you because it’s too low, and your low price is telling them you don’t have good work, don’t have good products, and your customer service is lacking.

So… be brutally honest with yourself… what are your prices telling your potential clients?

Are they telling them you are amazing?

Are they telling them you are so so?

Or are they telling them that you kinda stink?

It’s quite possible that your low prices are actually deflecting your ideal client…

It’s time to change that.

Make sure your prices are telling your clients that they are going to get amazing products with an amazing service!

And start attracting the right clients!”

What About Alternative Pricing?

In my opinion as a photography business coach, it is not just about simply raising your prices.

In my role as a photography business coach, the photographers that I coach come from various levels of expertise, quality and experience, and so after a lot of “test and measure,” I have devised three different price structures, and we select the structure that suits the photographer the best.

Structure one is what I consider the “old way” and is based on the primary premise of selling various sizes of images. This is a simple structure that does restrict high sales, and is used by the majority of photographers in the marketplace. Expect your average sale to be around $600 with this price list.

My second structure is based on having four collections as it’s base, which gives the client a choice of prints and files, with additional extras like wall art, print boxes, and digital file collections also available. Average sales are generally $1,000 plus.

The third price structure is for a higher end photographer who looks for an average sale of $2,500 plus. The emphasis here is on wall art in all of it’s forms…canvas, acrylic, matted and framed, etc. To encourage high sales it also has a bonus gift incentive that gives the client a high perceived value gift if they purchase two or more of the higher priced items. This price list structure has led to two of my clients doing individual sales of over $5,000 in the past week.

When you revisit your pricing try and think a little more strategically and see if you can come up with a structure it to encourage your customers to purchase more.

Need help? Feel free to email me ….info@berniegriffiths.com

Join my Coaching Membership…https://berniegriffiths.com/what-you-get-from-membership/

Changing Photographers Lives

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help this year.

We had another record month for December with 32 sessions booked in for next year.

I also wanted to tell you, I used your suggestion of a baby plan with newborn clients. I charged them $25 to add a 6 month and 1 year session after doing the newborn session. One family today came in and spent $3,090 for the 6 month session, so it is definitely working.” Kate & Chris Beuchner Uber Photography

Photography Business Coach

Secrets Of Creating A Photography Business

Photography Business Coach Bernie Griffiths

12 Things That May Be Holding You Back From Creating A Photography Business.

1. You don’t take action.

You make lists and great plans. You re-write those plans and use the latest app to capture them a second time. You discuss your plans for your photography business, visualize your plans, criticize your plans. You do everything but act on them. Your first step, as imperfect as it may be, will be much more useful than all the plans in the world. Your first step might actually change all the plans you made in the first place, so spend most of your time on acting, not planning, if you want to get somewhere.

2. You compare yourself to others.

Whether it’s starting a photography business or learning a new skill, you will look at others who are much further down the road from you and expect your results to be similar to theirs, today. Since you cannot see the struggle, the mistakes and the hundreds of little improvements they made every single day, you assume these never existed. By comparison you feel inadequate, incapable and discouraged. Shift your focus instead to where you are today compared to yesterday to get a more accurate picture of the progress you’re making.

3. You ask yourself the wrong questions.

You spend your time and energy wondering “if”—if what you’re doing is possible, if you’re good enough to achieve it, if it’s the right thing to do. These questions are unhelpful and suck all the energy and motivation out of you. Change these questions to how, who and what, such as, “How will I make this happen?” “What’s the first step?” “Who can help me with this?” and spend your energy finding answers that will help you move closer to success.

4. You wait for others’ permission.

You want those you care about to approve. You create a story that their approval means you’re on the right path. You don’t want to disappoint. You end up stuck and paralysed by a flippant comment, or an unenthusiastic reaction. YOU know what’s best for you. Trust your gut and your heart, live by YOUR standards, and you’re much more likely to create a life that makes you happy.

5. You wait for the “right” time.

You keep putting something off because it’s not the “right” time yet. You need to make a few more improvements, get more experience, learn a few more skills. You wait for the economy to improve, the weather to get better or for a sign that you should start. This is just your mind playing delay tactics and winning. The right time is now. Only by starting will you discover what else needs to be done or improved, never before.

6. You expect instant results.

“What?!” your mind tells you. “You’ve put so much effort into this and no one has noticed?!! This is a waste of time, might as well stop now.” Be patient, be persistent and give yourself a realistic timeline to achieve the results you want.

7. You create fake busyness.

This is my favorite one by far. Have you spent hours tweaking your website, reading other blogs “for research purposes,” buying new equipment, retouching, playing with new apps. Days have gone by that you have  sat at your desk for hours being very busy at doing nothing? Take a step back and ask yourself where your actions are leading to. If they’re not leading to tangible results, then you know you need to be spending your time doing something else.

8. You listen to everyone but yourself.

You’re new at this. You seek advice. The world and her mother have an opinion on the subject. You sit and you listen. You assume everyone, including those on social media forums knows what they’re talking about, that you have to follow what you read unless you want to fail miserably. The problem is, the advice is taking you in so many different directions that you’re paralyzed. By all means read and learn, and then let your own heart and instinct guide you and get the right advice from a professional. Trust that you will find your own best way of doing this, and it will be just right for you.

9. You assume talent and not persistence in the secret to success.

“If I had any talent, this would be much easier. I’m not cut out for this.” When you start your business, you discover it’s a steep uphill struggle to get where you want. You might start to feel like you’re lacking in some way, that maybe you should aim a little lower or try something easier. Don’t buy into this mindset. Anything you do will get easier the more you do it. Persistence and not talent is the secret to success, so stick to it, keep working at it and eventually you’ll find yourself climbing to the top of that hill. Practice makes perfect.

10. You’re not flexible.

You’ve got your plan and you want to stick to it no matter what. You assume this is the only way you can succeed. For years, I assumed that the only way to get fit was to join a gym. For years I paid huge yearly fees for a gym I never used. The goal is still there but my tactics have changed. Cycling and walking have replaced the gym to much better effect. What’s your proverbial unvisited gym? And what could you replace it with?

11. You do it alone.

You see asking for help as a sign of weakness, or maybe it doesn’t occur to you that you can reach out to others. You want to succeed on your own. You build an imaginary fortress around you as you work on your project. STOP right there. List 3 things you’re struggling with right now. Next to each one list at least one person who’s experienced something similar. Write one question you would love to ask that person. Now reach out and ask someone who has walked that path. Asking the right person for help is the most important thing.

12. You don’t know when to let go.

You’ve tried your best, you’ve changed tactics a hundred times, you’ve worked endless hours on this business for the last few months, yet you’re not seeing the results you were hoping for. So you work harder and faster hoping that somehow, someday, you will get there. Your project has become this dark cloud following you wherever you go. Any excitement or joy you felt about working on it has since long gone. You’ve invested so much in this project that you don’t want to let it go. Consider this, how do you feel about spending the next 12 months working on the same project? If you had to let it go, what else could you do with your time? Sometimes it’s OK to let go. What happens? For one, you’ll still be perfectly okay.

Fixing The Problems

So what’s the secret to growing your photography business despite the tough economy, and the challenges? A good start would be to solve the day to day problems, which include getting more clients, increasing sales, learning new photographer strategies, lowering overheads, and maximizing your retouching speed and efficiency. Your challenge is to spend the time fixing the twelve things above that may be holding you back.

Whenever you’re ready… here are 3 ways I can help you grow your photography business:

1. Grab a FREE copy of my book “Success Secrets of a Professional Photographer”

Email me bernie@aswpp.com.au

2. Join the Membership Group with $29 a month trial which includes some “one on one” photography business coaching,

plus entry into Private Facebook INNER CIRCLE GROUP with those I am coaching.

3. Work with me with ”one on one” to grow your photography business to $100,000 – $400,000.

Email me a message with the subject line “Private” and tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on,

and I’ll send you all the details!

Bernie Griffiths International Photography Business Coach.

Photobizx and Photography Business Coach Bernie Griffiths

Photography business coach, Bernie Griffiths is no stranger to the PhotoBizX podcast. He recently sent me the following email on shooting saleable images as a professional photographer…

More and more I seem to be coaching some of my photography clients on the art of taking salable images.

In my search for some education on posing family portraits on the internet that I could refer my clients to, I came across some terrible advice and websites.

I was in shock for a couple of days !!!!!!… I think you will be also when you take a look at what’s available for aspiring photographers.

If this is the education that is out there then regardless of any teaching on Facebook funnels, selling tips, how to price your products or anything else on the business side of photography, the photographers are not going to make sales if their photography is not above snapshot standard.

So I thought that I would plant a seed in your head that you may like to do a couple of episodes on “ The Art Of Taking Images That Sell.”

I certainly don’t know of any Podcast that focuses on the creating of salable images.

Thoughts?

That email was the catalyst for this interview. Love to hear your thoughts on the topic once you’ve had a chance to listen.

CHECK EPISODE HERE

Here’s some more of what we cover in the interview:

  • How to shoot to sell
  • Creating saleable prints as a pro photographer
  • What it means to improve and work on your photography skills
  • Why it is important to take photographs of what clients want to buy
  • Why most photographers are NOT shooting saleable images
  • Common issues photographers face when striving to create a sustainable business
  • Five things to focus on that will help produce saleable images
  • Is there still room to create unique images despite oversaturation in the industry
  • How does a photographer stand out in today’s market
  • Picking your strengths and strengthen them even more
  • Why branding is so important
  • Why photographers need to consider lighting to create a saleable image
  • Light the subject to flatter them
  • How does a photographer know if their photos are not well lit
  • Entering awards as a means to improve your photography
  • The importance of criticism
  • Finding mentors to get feedback for your photography
  • The lighting is right when you can see the colour of your subject’s eyes
  • Use auxiliary lighting when shooting outdoors
  • Tips on using light to create saleable images
  • Finding a saleable lighting technique and replicating it for ease of profit
  • Why posing matters to generate saleable images
  • Clients expect photographers to direct them when posing
  • How proper posing helps the facial expressions on a photo session
  • Photographing family/groups in triangles as a technique for photo composition
  • Fine-tuning photographs through posing
  • Good posture is key for portrait photographers
  • Tips and tricks on guiding client poses during photoshoots
  • Why proper clothing is important to generate saleable images
  • What clients wear can make or break your image saleability
  • Photographers need to tell clients what to wear during photo shoots and not what clients think they should wear
  • The need to tell clients to bring 3 or more clothes during photoshoots
  • Fashion changes give variety in the shoot giving you more saleability
  • What to say to clients who show up not following the clothing style they were instructed to wear
  • Clients will respect you the more you tell them things rather than ask them
  • Expressions matter when creating saleable images
  • People come to you for what you do
  • Generally, people like and buy happy, smiley faces
  • The need to have the ability to look at each of your client’s faces during a group shot
  • The importance of building a saleable brand
  • Is it wrong to make you the focus of your branding
  • It’s not about the photographer, rather about giving people what they want
  • Positioning to be a photographer that has that difference and gives more in their work
  • Understanding the power of producing saleable images
  • Things to do when struggling to produce saleable images

CHECK EPISODE HERE

“I don’t think the photographers understand the power of producing saleable images, and rather than just shooting and hoping, cause there’s nothing worse than just shooting and hoping is there?” – Bernie Griffiths Photography Business Coach

Your Inner Mindset

The Mindset Journey

I don’t know what triggered it, but I do remember when it happened.
I was 15 years old at the time.
I was having a day off school lying in bed with the flu when a thought came to my head. That thought and my subsequent actions defined the rest of my life.
The thought I had was “to be a successful photographer and to travel the world.”
I found a piece of paper and wrote it down.

The goal that I had set slowly started to become a vision. I visualized myself becoming a successful photographer travelling the world. I looked at the piece of paper every morning and my desire to achieve the goal strengthened, as it kept coming constantly back into my head.

I finally could not take its persistent driving beat anymore and I applied for a job as a photographer on a cruise lines. My interview went well and two weeks later I was on a long train journey to Southampton to join a ship.

After eighteen months of travelling the world and photographing the passengers I decided to move to Australia where I had visited on my travels.

I set another goal to have a photography studio and as I always did, I wrote it down. Within six months my vision had materialized and I bought an existing photography business and signed a lease on a shop front studio. I ran successful photography businesses for over 40 years, realizing my dream.

Running a photography business is not easy and it can also be lonely especially if you’re in a country area or run the business on your own. Running a business can also be stressful with the added pressure of balancing family life with the demands of a business. It is also very competitive. Add into the mix the many part time photographers competing for business.

Wouldn’t it be great to have an edge over your competition.

Starting or maintaining a successful photography business without specific training and very little capital can also be daunting.

You Focus Better

When you practice visualization, you need to focus on the details of the vision for the best possible outcome. Regularly practicing visualization will teach you how to better this kind of intense concentration until it becomes second nature. This will benefit you in the future on any task which requires this kind of focus.

You Become More Confident

When you’re already sure of the outcome, you cannot help but feel more confident in your actions. You’ll find you even carry yourself differently, the more you practice visualization and goal setting.

You’ll Procrastinate Less

One of the main reasons people procrastinate is because they fear the outcome. If you don’t feel confident in what you’re doing, or in how someone is going to react to the work you do, it’s natural to put it off. Instead, visualization has you already geared toward success. With certainty in the outcome, there’s no reason to put it off, and you procrastinate less.

You Feel Inspired To Drive Your Business

Nothing gives you motivation like a solid goal clearly envisioned. With visualization, you gain energy and enthusiasm about the future. You find yourself eager to get started and move toward the future.

You Find Meaning in Your Photography

Last, but certainly not least, visualization helps you see beyond doing the day-to-day. You find goals in your life and understand better what your ultimate purpose is. This is not to be treated lightly, as finding meaning is what makes life worth living.
Of course, we’re not going to ignore the part where your visualization helps you to achieve your personal goals.

You Experience True Transformation

How can you possibly expect to achieve anything if you aren’t experiencing internal change? Real success starts from within, with a new mindset and way of doing things. Otherwise, we’d already all be super successful. Visualization actively seeks out this transformational path and leads you where you want to go.

For the full E-book ” Your Inner Mindset…..Manifest Your Photography Business with Visualization and Goal Setting.” email bernie@aswpp.com.au

What If I Were To Tell You That You Could Make A Lot Of Money From Your Photography.

Hello fellow photographer and thank you for your time to check out my BRAND NEW Membership site, created just for you.

CONGRATULATIONS if you have made a decision to start earning some income from your photography!

Are you a photographer with a fulltime job and do photography part time?

Have you invested a lot of time and money on your website?

Are you finding it hard to compete with the super cheap photographers in your area?

Is your Facebook page doing nothing?

Do you lack confidence in speaking to potential customers?

Have you tried things that just haven’t worked?

Is your photography pretty good and many people have told you that you should start charging for your images?

Do you feel it is time to see if you can make real money?

What would a bit of extra cash mean to you?

How would it feel to have an extra $500 plus a week in your pocket?

You can get started today for just $29 (this is our trial launch price)

Why Other Things Haven’t Worked For You

You may have invested in an online course that promised you easy riches, signed up for a   couple of free webinars that tried to sell you an expensive magic wand that would turn your camera into a “cash cow,” or joined a few Facebook groups hoping that you could find the secret of success.

You may be confused with everything that is on offer out there on the internet.

The difference with this Membership is that you will be working with a real person…..me!

We will be accountable for one another.

As well as our Zoom calls you can contact me by phone or email at anytime!

With increased competition in your area, trying to create a profitable photography business is hard to do without professional help.

All of your uncertainties and challenges, will be covered in this Membership.

I began my own photography business in a small town with a population of just 20,000 people. I quickly built it up to a super successful business.

My business stood strong through good and bad economic times as I had learned to become good at the business side of things. Whether you are in a small town in the USA, UK, or Australia, I can help you to get the financial rewards that you deserve.

Over the last several years I have been coaching photographers all over the world with great success, helping them to achieve their photography business goals. This includes full time business owners as well as part time photographers who are passionate about their photography.

With my guidance these photographers have been able to make extra money to help live a great lifestyle.

Photography Business Coach specializing in creating better lives for photographers.

Please check out more about my experience HERE  https://www.google.com/search?q=bernie+griffiths&rlz=1C5CHFA_enSG782SG782&oq=bernie+griffiths&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j0l2j69i61j69i60j69i61.4519j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Isn’t it time you took some action and got rid of your frustration?

What Have You Got To Lose!

One of the important things I’m going to do for you is to create a few steps to help bring customers to your business.

Step by step I will also guide you through Marketing strategies that you can do straight away into your business to attract loads of new customers….Guaranteed!

Think about this…

Lots of photographers are finding it tough out in the current marketplace.

Running a successful business has changed rapidly, and a totally new approach is needed to keep up.

Starting a photography business without any training, and very little capital, can be daunting.

This isn’t some unrealistic online course where you are accountable to your computer to get the necessary action steps done.

I will be working with you every step of the way.

What You Get

Education – Motivation – Inspiration

WHAT YOU GET from Bernie’s Coaching Membership:

  • Personal Email Support
  • Personal Phone support
  • Advice on your marketing strategies
  • Access to free E-books
  • Private Community Facebook Inner Circle support group
  • Membership Certificate

BONUSES….

  • FREE   30 minute “one on one” consulting session
  • FREE    Monthly newsletters with tips and advice
  • FREE    3×30 minute Coaching Sessions over the 12 Membership period*
  • FREE    Website evaluation

Relax…….I will show you exactly what to do to keep those customers rolling in.

Lacking confidence in Selling your Photography?

I have helped hundreds of photographers overcome their fears with one simple selling strategy.

The Cost?

Get access to my Membership, and start developing everything you need to do to finally get customers, and make some money.

You can get started today for just $29 (this is our trial launch price)

Because this course is so personalized I have to have a limit on the number of Members.

I know that if you follow the steps that I give you, and do the work, you will have more customers than you ever dreamed of.

Would you like a Guarantee to take away any risk in starting your very own photography business?

I am so committed to see you make money in your photography business, that if you work with me for the first month, study my training, and implement the marketing tasks that I set, and you don’t get any leads, I will give you extra support.

Who Is This For?

The program is suitable for part time photographers who are looking at starting their own photography business, or for those who have started and are struggling to grow their business.

The truth is if what you’re doing now isn’t getting you the results you want, it probably never will.

I want to share with you the Marketing and Business Strategies that I have learned, not only in my own years of running a successful photography studio, but also what I have learned as a Coach and Mentor to hundreds of other photographers.

There are lots of mentoring programs out there but this one is unique. It is truly “one on one”.

You will have me right next to you, holding you by the hand, and showing you exactly how to apply the strategies for your business.

Think of the amazing clarity and direction you’ll have by joining other photographers who are earning a living from their photography.

JOIN NOW FOR JUST $29.

Weddings v. Portraits

What an exciting week! 

As the world is beginning to open up, some photographers are doing gutsy, visionary marketing while other photographers are struggling to grow their businesses.

I have spoken to many wedding photographers who can see no future in photographing weddings to earn a sustainable income and are moving to photographing portraits.

Whether you’re a new or experienced photographer, portrait clients need your services more than ever!

The importance of family photography is much more relevant in today’s world.

Why?

In any recession, there are still plenty of dollars being chased by about the same number of photographers. Even though governments are printing money as fast as they can to increase the global money supply, the pie has shrunk!

That’s why many will close their doors forever.

And that’s why this is a once-in-a-decade opportunity for you!

For the first time in 10+ years, many photographers have had to get REALLY SERIOUS about marketing and selling portrait photography.

And so should you!

When YOU lead the way in aggressive sales and marketing activity, you will attract clients who need your leadership in understanding the importance of photography to capture this time in their lives.

And that’s exactly what we’re focusing on growing your portrait photography business.

Let me go through the 5 Steps of setting up a Portrait Photography Business, and how you can make thousands of dollars more, with less time and effort than Wedding Photography.

5 STEPS TO STARTING A PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

How Portrait Photographers are making thousands of dollars even in the toughest of times.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use my proprietary methodology for signing up portrait clients that will be happy to spend $1,000 to $3,000 with you.

WATCH HERE


Photobizx Founder Andrew Hellmich Interviews Photographer Marcus Anthony

Marcus Anthony of  www.marcusanthonyphoto.com has only been a photographer for a few years and since starting, has built a six-figure business and it all comes down to a few key principles he follows religiously. My number one aim for this interview was to learn how he’s done and doing it so you can emulate his success and learn how you too can run a successful portrait photography business today.

STOP PRESS: I’ve just learned Marcus has had a record USD$55,111 month.

Marcus has been a PhotoBizX Premium Member since January 2017 but it was a conversation with photography business coach, Bernie Griffiths that had me reaching out to him for this interview. Bernie suggested if I want to talk to a photographer who transformed his business by learning to shoot for sales, speak to Marcus.

LISTEN HERE

When researching for this interview, I was told Marcus picked up a camera to try and make “a bit of money” on the side.

He established himself quickly as a wedding photographer but has since moved to portraits.

Based in Wilmington, North Carolina and specializing in wall portraits of families, children and babies – it sounds like his business is going from strength to strength!

Here’s some more of what we cover in the interview:

  • Why Marcus transitioned to portraits from wedding photography in his business
  • How Marcus started a career in photography
  • Business prior to photography
  • The importance of having a laser focus attention and a mentor for guidance
  • Why you don’t need to spend time on your website to get started in photography as a business
  • Advice on improving your shooting style – for money
  • Knowing what sells and photographing portraits of kids and families with sales in mind
  • How to recognize a saleable image for your client
  • Are you shooting portraits for art or for your business?
  • Is it still ideal to sell digital files to your portrait clients today?
  • Marcus’ number of shots per session and the number of images he shows to clients for the best sales
  • Power tips on lowering your editing and culling time
  • The importance of staff who understands and value your business
  • Why phone calls instead of Facebook messenger bots in this photography business
  • How to strategically convince clients to buy instead of taking only the free photos – from photography promotion
  • Pricing and sales sessions in detail with Marcus

Get Your Photography Business Moving

CREATING A SUCCESSFUL PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

Are You Serious?

As a photography business coach I have coached many photographers over the years from those with many years as big studio owners, to photographers who are working part time.

Most photographers I speak to seem to have similar challenges to overcome.

Their cash flow is not showing any signs of growth.

They are spending all of their time in their business and no time working on their business.

They feel guilty spending too much time at work and not enough with your family.

Most customers don’t value their photography.

They want to take your business to the next level but are not sure which direction to go.

If you relate to a lot of these challenges, then this Membership is for you.

I Had To Get Serious About Marketing!
Many years ago, long before Digital, Selfies, Facebook, Lightroom, SEO, and Photoshop, I had a super successful wedding/portrait business.

My business stood strong through good and bad economic time.

It even survived a long recession period.

As the sole income stream it provided me with a good income to bring up my two kids in private schools, have regular holidays, meet amazing people, and enabled me to do what I loved…Photography and Marketing.

When I had a camera in my hand I always felt an adrenaline rush, but I felt at home.

The Marketing side of the business also excited me.

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I learned early on in my business that if I didn’t do any or enough Marketing, my business would die.Understanding Marketing is the key to your business success, not just in the short term, but more importantly in the long term.

Whether you photograph Newborns, Weddings, Portraits, Pets, Headshots, Branding, or Boudoir, this is for YOU.

If are starting your photography business and are part time or you have years of experience, this is for YOU.

Join my BRAND NEW affordable Coaching Membership, for just $29 for a 30 day trial. Love it for 30 days or get your money back!
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Make Money From Your Photography.

What If I Were To Tell You That You Could Make Money From Your Photography.

Hello fellow photographer and thank you for your time to check out my BRAND NEW personalized course, created just for you.

CONGRATULATIONS if you have made a decision to start earning some income from your photography!

Are you a photographer with a fulltime job and do photography part time?

Have you invested a lot of time and money on your website?

Are you finding it hard to compete with the super cheap photographers in your area?

Is your Facebook page doing nothing!

Do you lack confidence in speaking to potential customers?

Have you tried things that just haven’t worked?

Is your photography pretty good and many people have told you that you should start charging for your images?

Do you feel it is time to see if you can make money from your camera?

What would a bit of extra cash mean to you?

How would it feel to have an extra $500 plus a week in your pocket?

Why Other Things Haven’t Worked For You

You may have invested in an online course that promised you easy riches, signed up for a   couple of free webinars that tried to sell you an expensive magic wand that would turn your camera into a “cash cow,” or joined a few Facebook groups hoping that you could find the secret of success.

You may be confused with everything that is on offer out there on the internet.

The difference with this course is that you will be working with a real person…..me!

We will be accountable for one another.

As well as our Skype calls you can contact me as a Photography Business Coach by phone or email at anytime!

With increased competition in your area, trying to create a profitable photography business is hard to do without professional help.

All of your uncertainties and challenges will be covered in this 6 month “Getting Started On Earning Income From Your Photography” Photography Business Coaching Program.

I began my own photography business in a small town with a population of just 20,000 people. I quickly built it up to a super successful business.

My business stood strong through good and bad economic times as I had learned to become good at the business side of things. Whether you are in a small town in the USA, England, or Australia, I can help you to get the financial rewards that you deserve.

Over the last several years I have been coaching photographers all over the world with great success, helping them to achieve their photography business goals. This includes full-time business owners as well as part-time photographers who are passionate about their photography.

With my guidance, these photographers have been able to make extra money to help live a great lifestyle.

Photography Business Coach specializing in creating better lives for photographers.

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Isn’t it time you took some action and got rid of your frustration?

What Have You Got To Lose!

One of the important things I’m going to do for you is to create a few steps to help bring customers to your business.

Step by step I will also guide you through Marketing strategies that you can do straight away into your business to attract loads of new customers….Guaranteed!

Think about this…

Lots of photographers are finding it tough out in the current marketplace.

Running a successful business has changed rapidly, and a totally new approach is needed to keep up.

Starting a photography business without any training, and very little capital can be daunting.

This isn’t some “vagueimpractical, and unrealistic online course where you are accountable to your computer to get the necessary action steps done.

I will be working with you every step of the way.

What You Get

A personal “One on One ” 6 month Certificate Coaching Program.

Includes monthly 60 minute Skype ” face to face” sessions with top Photography Business Coach Bernie Griffiths.

Learn proven Marketing Strategies, Selling Strategies, and Pricing Strategies.

A  Comprehensive Workbook to track results.

Comprehensive Video Website Review

Secret Inner Circle Facebook Support Page.

PLUS BONUS unlimited Email and Phone Support.

Do you have trouble trying to sort out the Pricing for your photography?

Don’t worry I can help you with that and structure your pricing to suit your business.

Not sure how to Market your business to get customers in front of your camera?

Relax…….I will show you exactly what to do to keep those customers rolling in.

Lacking confidence in Selling your Photography?

I have helped hundreds of photographers overcome their fears with one simple selling strategy.

The Cost?

Get access to this 6 month comprehensive course, and start developing everything you need to do to finally get customers, and make some money.

You can get started today. https://www.aswpp.com.au/courses/get-more-portrait-photography-clients-fast/

Because this course is so personalized I have to limit it to just 10 participants.

I know that if you follow the steps that I give you, and do the work, you will have more customers than you ever dreamed of.

Would you like a Guarantee to take away any risk in starting your very own photography business?

I am so committed to see you make money in your photography business, that if you work with me for the first month, study my training, and implement the marketing tasks that I set, and you don’t get any leads, I will give you extra support. If you still don’t get leads, then I don’t think I should take your money, and will give you back any money that you have paid to me after the first 30 day period.

Who Is This For?

The program is suitable for part time photographers who are looking at starting their own photography business, or for those who have started and are struggling to grow their business.

The truth is if what you’re doing now isn’t getting you the results you want, it probably never will.

I want to share with you the Marketing and Business Strategies that I have learned, not only in my own years of running a successful photography studio, but also what I have learned as a Coach and Mentor to hundreds of other photographers.

There are lots of mentoring programs out there but this one is unique. It is truly “one on one”.

You will have me right next to you, holding you by the hand, and showing you exactly how to apply the strategies for your business.

Think of the amazing clarity and direction you’ll have by doing this course.

Photography Business Coach Bernie Griffiths is a regular contributor to Photobizx podcast and helps photographers all around the world achieve success in their photography business.

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